Berkeley Research in the News

August 26, 2015
Roman-era Egyptian mummy portraits
Mostly untouched for 100 years, 15 Roman-era Egyptian mummy portraits and panel paintings were literally dusted off by scientists and art conservators from Northwestern University and Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology as they set out to investigate the materials the painters used nearly 2,000 years ago.
August 24, 2015
The San Francisco Bay Area’s transformation into a sprawling, exclusive and high-income community with less and less room for its low-income residents is just beginning, according to UC Berkeley researchers who literally have it all mapped out.
August 20, 2015
vacuum chamber
If dark energy is hiding in our midst in the form of hypothetical particles called “chameleons,” Holger Müller and his team at UC Berkeley plan to flush them out.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 144 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 235 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

2014-2015 Research Funding by sponsor2014/15 Research
Funding by Sponsor
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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.